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LyondellBasell Launches Family of Circulen Products to Advance Circular Solutions

LyondellBasell announced the launch of a suite of products under the name Circulen enabling brand owners to improve the sustainability of consumer products. This announcement marks the next step in LyondellBasell delivering on its sustainability...

Esko Launches AVT iCenter to Digitize and Connect Print Inspection Standards

Esko has unveiled its latest print inspection innovation, AVT iCenter, which empowers label converters to easily manage quality and production standards across jobs, printing equipment, shifts and even sites. The unique cloud-based platform integrates with...

American Packaging Corporation Joins Circular Great Lakes to Actively Combat Plastic Waste and Pollution

American Packaging Corporation (APC) announced it has joined Circular Great Lakes as a corporate activation partner, a regional initiative led by the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR). Through the initiative, APC and other...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Announces Two New Global Roles

MacDermid Graphics Solutions, a leading global supplier of photopolymer plates and platemaking solutions to the package printing industry, announces two new global positions with the promotion of Adrien Bourguignon to Director of Global Applications Support...

Continued Innovations in Sustainable Packaging

Defining what constitutes an advancement in sustainability is harder than it seems at first glance because the scope needs to be defined. What one person might categorize as a sustainable advancement might be rudimentary from...

ProAmpac Facilities Secure Safety Awards

ProAmpac, a global leader in flexible packaging, announced that two facilities have received Annual Safety Awards from from The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA).

EPA Hears Divergent Opinions on Chemical Recycling

If a process breaks down scrap plastics into chemicals that are later used to make new plastic, should the federal government consider that “recycling?” What if the end product is a fuel that is combusted?...

Conrad Mendoza – Memo From Asia: It’s Time to do More Than Check the Box on Ocean Plastic

Plastics pollution in the world’s oceans: Most of us were at least somewhat aware of the problem. Maybe we’d seen pictures of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or had read about seabirds swallowing debris. But...

H.B. Fuller Launches Game-Changing Compostable Adhesives for Flexible Packaging

H.B. Fuller announces two new compostable adhesive solutions under its worldwide renowned Flextra™ Evolution brand, which offer many differentiated advantages in terms of sustainability goals and manufacturer benefits. Increasing environmental awareness of consumers, strict legislation,...

Dr. Nicolas Wiedmann Takes Over as New Siegwerk CEO

After a three-month transition period with his predecessor Herbert Forker, Dr. Nicolas Wiedmann has assumed full responsibility as Siegwerk's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He joined Siegwerk on January 1, 2021 and has been intensively...

Pregis Announces Partnership with Circular Great Lakes Initiative Focused on Keeping Plastic Materials Out of Waste Stream, Environment

Pregis announces its partnership with Circular Great Lakes (CGL), a regional initiative focused initially on keeping valuable plastic materials out of the waste stream and the environment. CGL has been created by the Council of...

NOVA Chemicals Debuts First Three 100% PE-PCR Resins

NOVA Chemicals Corporation has introduced its first three grades of 100% post-consumer polyethylene resins. The post-consumer resin (PCR) grades each come from a dedicated source and are ideal for a range of flexible film applications:...

Pacific Innovations, LLC Installs Anycut III Laser Finisher

Pacific Innovations, LLC., a company specializing in isopropyl alcohol and other industrial chemicals, recently purchased and installed the Anycut III from Arrow Systems, Inc. The laser finishing solution will help Pacific Innovations laminate and cut...

Expansion Step in Italy: Schur Flexibles Group Acquires Packaging Specialist Sidac

The takeover of Sidac SpA enables the Schur Flexibles Group to expand its network on the Italian market by adding a strong centre of excellence for customised and high-quality packaging solutions. With its commitment to...

How to Balance Food Waste Versus Packaging Waste

The world faces two adverse situations regarding solid waste management: food waste and packaging waste. These two major solid waste contributors lead to economic, environmental, and social challenges. The US Environmental Protection Agency reports that...

Next Generation ArtPro+ Evolves to Boost Excellence in Packaging and Label Prepress

Esko has launched the latest generation of its award-winning native PDF editor for packaging and label prepress, ArtPro+. With a new Variable Data Printing module and full integration with HELL gravure equipment, the latest version...

Kongsberg Digital Finishing Transforms into Standalone Business

Kongsberg, one of the most trusted and established names in the digital finishing industry, enters a new era, transforming into a standalone company, Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (‘Kongsberg PCS’). The transformation follows the acquisition of...

Steady at the Helm at Bumble Bee

When it comes to providing leadership in a crisis, Jan Tharp says a critical aspect is having someone at the helm who is going to be a reassuring presence. When flying on a plane, you...

Palmer Township to Join Pilot Program to Recycle Flexible Plastic

Palmer Township will be one of a handful of communities in the United States to accept flexible-plastic waste in its curbside recycling bins, starting next month. Flexible plastic — including bags for groceries, potato chips...

15 Sustainable Packaging Innovations to Watch

New sustainable packages, including those made from oat hulls and cocoa bean byproduct, refillable and reusable packaging for cosmetics, hand sanitizer, and deodorant, and other innovations, are the focus of webinar from ThePackHub. Sustainable packaging...

Charter Next Generation to Join Circular Great Lakes to Combat Plastic Waste and Pollution

Charter Next Generation (CNG) announces its partnership with Circular Great Lakes (CGL), a regional initiative focused initially on keeping valuable plastic materials out of the waste stream and the environment. CGL has been created by...

Mitsubishi Chemical Merges Selected US Group Companies into Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.

Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. announced that is has merged with seven of its subsidiaries in the United States to form an expanded and integrated company. The core businesses of the merging companies include acrylic monomers,...

The Council of the Great Lakes Region Launches Initiative to Combat Plastic Waste

The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), based in Cleveland, has announced the creation of Circular Great Lakes, a regional initiative focused initially on keeping valuable plastic materials out of the waste stream and...

Liquibox Upgrades Safety and Efficiency Features of the Liquibox Orbiter®, the Only Fully Automatic, Six-head Rotary Filler in the World

For more than 30 years, the Liquibox Orbiter® has served the needs of dairy companies looking for a filler that could handle high volumes, take up less space and reduce labor down to a single...

FPA Signs Coalition Memo to New York State Senate Members Regarding S.1185B Which Seeks to Establish an Extended Producer Responsibility Mandate for Packaging and Printed Material

The undersigned organizations appreciate the opportunity to provide comment on S.1185B, which seeks to establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) mandate for packaging and printed material. While many of our organizations support a properly structured...

Protective Packaging Demand Grows During Pandemic

Consumer demand for protective and hygienic packaging during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new innovations in the areas of sleeve, film, and cardboard coatings. ThePackHub’s latest report tackles the latest packaging innovation trends with a...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to Colorado’s Labor & Technology Committee in Opposition to SB 21-180 Concerning Efforts to Increase Recycling in Colorado

As associations that represent foodservice packaging manufacturers throughout the United States, we respectfully oppose SB 21-180 – concerning efforts to increase recycling in Colorado. We believe this legislation takes the wrong approach, conflicts with current...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade’s Coalition Letter to United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai Encouraging the Removal of Tariffs

Congratulations on your confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative. We appreciate your dedication to public service and look forward to working with you on a worker-centric trade policy that benefits American workers, families, and businesses.

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